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These 10 fall chicken coop chores will help ensure your coop and chicken run are in good shape and ready for the cooler weather! Fall is an ideal time to check out your chicken coop and chicken run! Summer is often so busy that some of the little chores can get overlooked. And with winter […]Read more »
Part of our Breed Profiles series, Dominiques were one of the earliest known North American developed breeds, and almost became extinct in the twentieth century. History Dominiques have a long history in North America as one of the earliest developed breeds, though they weren’t recognized as a distinct breed until the early 1800s. Like so many […]Read more »
Just in time for cooler weather, Carrie Miller shares a yummy old fashioned chicken noodle casserole recipe with homemade egg noodles. When I think of comfort food for cool fall nights the quintessential chicken noodle casserole comes to mind. It is personally one of the my favorite cold weather foods. While, I typically use a lot […]Read more »
Learn about the worms your chickens can get and how to treat them with Shelby DeVore. You may have asked yourself whether your backyard chickens can get worms. Larger animals like dogs, cats and livestock can get worms, but their digestive tracts are much different than birds. Although chickens aren’t plagued with some of the […]Read more »
A chicken first aid kit is essential for everyone who keeps chickens. Traci DeLore provides us with a great list of what to include. No matter the size of your flock, eventually you will have to deal with some sort of medical issue. A well-stocked first aid kit can be the difference between a successful outcome […]Read more »
Traci DeLore shows how to identify and treat bumblefoot in poultry. Bumblefoot is a funny name for a condition that’s no fun to have in your flock. Simply put, bumblefoot is a bacterial infection in the foot of a chicken, duck, or other type of fowl. Identifying Bumblefoot You’ve noticed one of your chickens limping. […]Read more »
Knowing the anatomy of poultry can help you butcher more efficiently. Learn about the placement and processing of gizzard, crop, perineal gland and other internal poultry organs. How to Begin Before attempting to slaughter or butcher an animal, you must perform enough preliminary research to ensure that the work you do is efficient and humane. […]Read more »
Christine Heinrichs shares how living history farms in the U.S. preserve heritage poultry breeds. Stay tuned for her upcoming article on British living history breeds, such as the Dorking. A flock of chickens brings a historic site to life. Visitors can’t resist the allure of chickens clucking in a run. At living history sites, historically […]Read more »
Roosters are loud, beautiful, mean, good guardians… in other words, contradictory critters. Michele Cook walks us through some of their pros and cons. Chicken keepers everywhere wrestle with the question “Should I keep a rooster?” Many times, balancing the pros and cons of keeping a rooster come up simply because a rooster snuck into a […]Read more »
Marissa Buchanan dives into the confusing world of poultry labels to help us understand some of the industry and advertising terminology and make a case for A Greener World’s classifications. (All photos by author.) The Dilemma There are so many labels on food now-a-days that it can get confusing quick to find one that it truly […]Read more »